Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Make a printable spiral snake mobile craft with this step by step tutorial.

This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school.

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Simply download and print the spiral snake mobile template (teachers can photocopy for multiple children) and decorate!

Simply download and print the spiral snake mobile template (teachers can photocopy for multiple children) and decorate!

This post suggests filling the snake with finger prints, however there a many ways to decorate this snake…

Kids can try all sorts of painting techniques from bubble wrap printing to splat painting, or collage with coloured tissue paper.

Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft: Materials

  • White Card Stock
  • Washable Paint for Finger Painting
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint Palette or Plate
  • Elastic
  • Pony Beads
  • x2 Googly Eyes
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Cloth for Wiping Fingers

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

How to make a Spiral Snake Mobile Craft – Step by Step Guide

Printing the Template

Set ‘Fit to Page‘ before printing.

Print the template directly onto white card stock or mixed media paper.

Remember to refer to your printer settings for a suggested weight. Most printers will print on to card weighing less than 220gsm.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Finger Painting Tips

Step 1: Starting from the head of the snake, begin filling the template with finger prints!

When it comes to finger printing, children can either dip their fingers directly into the paint and print until the paint runs out.

OR a thin layer of paint can be applied to the fingertip before printing.

With this method, prints are more likely to be defined and clearly recognisable as fingerprints rather than starting out as big splodges of paint, and of course, prints created with less paint will result in a quicker drying time.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Continue to fill in the template with finger prints.

Finger prints can be over lapped, spread out and/or turned into a patterns.

If your Arty Crafty Kids get tired of finger printing, perhaps they could simply paint the template with a paintbrush or switch to bubble wrap printing.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Step 2: Once the template is full to the tip, leave the snake template to dry before moving onto the next step.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Cutting the Spiral Snake Template

Step 3: Starting from the inside of the spiral, cut along the black line.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Step 4: Continue cutting until the tip has been reached.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Adding the Elastic

Step 5: Create a hoop at the end of a long piece of elastic.

Thread the hoop through a pony bead and secure with a knot.

Slip the hoop onto the small hook at the tip of the tail.

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Completing the Printable Spiral Snake Craft

Step 6: Add a pair of googly eyes to the head and complete with a tissue paper tongue!

Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

Now it’s time to bounce and spin!

Can you imagine walking into a room or class room filled with multi-coloured spiral snakes suspended from the ceiling?

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Arty Crafty Kids | Printable Spiral Snake Mobile Craft for Kids | This super cute snake craft is a fantastic scissors skills project for kids in preschool, kindergarten and primary school #artycraftykids

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